Thursday, 19 June 2014

Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Processed meat in burgers and nuggets are really bad for you. Some research also shows they are one of many cancer causing agent so I was happy to find out that there are many EASY and homemade nugget recipes.

This recipe was shared by my best mummy buddy Jid!!
So I tried them last night and OMG so easy to make so delicious!!

The recipe is from here at

Here is the recipe -

Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Ingredients for about 24 nuggets:
Cuisine: Lunch
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp Zatarain's Creole Seasoning, divided (optional) sub paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  1. In large bowl, combine chicken, oatmeal, half the grated parmesan (1/8 cup), half the Zatarain's seasoning (or paprika) (1/2 tsp), garlic powder and pepper. Knead dry ingredients into ground chicken.
  2. Moisten hands to prevent sticking and form 1 tbsp of chicken mixture into a ball. Press into a cookie cutter for shaped nuggets or flatten with fingers for a basic nugget shape.
  3. In small bowl, combine breadcrumbs with remaining Zatarain's seasoning and grated parmesan.
  4. Press nuggets into bread crumb mixture and turn over, patting crumbs into surface to coat evenly.
  5. --At this point you can freeze-- or
  6. To bake: Preheat oven to 375° F. Arrange nuggets on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Lightly spray nuggets themselves with cooking spray or olive oil for a crispier coating (optional). Bake 15-20 minutes, turning once, and checking - don't overcook! These baked nuggets will not really brown (unless you pan fry in oil) - if browning is desired, place under broiler for a couple of minutes at the end of cooking.

I used Steak Spice instead of the Zatarain and that works well.
I also fried them instead of baking them and the first batch is slightly overcooked.

I made about 30 mini nuggets and fried about 10 and froze the rest.


Nazrin : "Mmmmm Yummy!!"

-nuff said-


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